Forgotten Advertising Characters of the Era

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by LizzieMaine, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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  2. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Not an advertising character, but a cool, old ad with some interesting text:
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    Love dad's iconic briefcase.
     
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  3. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    "It's used once and then discarded."

    And so it began...
     
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  4. ChrisB

    ChrisB A-List Customer

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    It seems to apply to people as well these days.
     
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  5. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Just came across this. Never heard of the company, but love its name and advertising campaign.
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    Anyone know anything about the company?
     
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  6. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    It seems to have been one of those "Be Your Own Boss" franchise companies that were popular during the Depression -- you'd sign up as Exclusive Local Agent, and then go out and convince storekeepers to put one of your machines on their counter as a trade stimulator. The Fireside company had a very neat countertop peanut warmer --

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    There was a light bulb inside the bottom casing of the warmer, with a slotted aluminum cup mounted on a needle pivot over the bulb. When you turned it on, the light from the bulb not only warmed the peanuts, but it caused the aluminum cup to rotate -- created the projected effect of flickering flames on the ad panel. Devilishly clever!
     
  7. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Good pun and, yes, that is both clever and cool. Human ingenuity, even for the silliest of things, can be impressive when the effort is concentrated.
     
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    Frunobulax

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  10. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Too soon.


    :)
     
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  11. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Coming soon: Ms. Peanut.
     
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